Here Are 15 Artworks That Perfectly Capture the Dissipation and Ennui of ‘Social Distancing’


In the last week, the term “social distancing” has rocketed into the vocabulary as life in much of the United States goes into lockdown. We’ve had a lot of time to talk to ourselves about the whole thing.

Here are a few choice artworks from the past that give a taste of what the new world of “distancing” feels like, in no particular order.